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View Poll Results: Overall best foodie location?
Atlanta (Greater Atlanta) 14 15.91%
Dallas (Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex) 2 2.27%
Houston (Greater Houston) 43 48.86%
Miami (Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale) 9 10.23%
Washington D.C. (Greater Washington D.C.) 20 22.73%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-28-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston ranking 20th on a list of most diverse dining destinations? That smells a bit fishy.
Of those cities on the list, Houston is 2nd only to DC. Its above Dallas and Atlanta on ethnic variety.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Houston ranking 20th on a list of most diverse dining destinations? That smells a bit fishy.
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Of those on the list, Houston is 2nd only to DC. Its above Dallas and Atlanta on ethnic variety.
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To find our foodie meccas, we looked beyond the sheer number of restaurants and types when creating our foodie index. We downgraded where cuisine was represented disproportionately say a city with mostly burger joints in favor of places with a more balanced selection of restaurants. Additionally, its not enough to have a wide variety of food. A culinary hotspot needs to have people wanting to eat out. So, we considered how often people eat out as compared to eating in by comparing dollars spent at restaurants versus groceries.

Finally, we took into account geography. We sought out restaurant diversity at the zip code level, to measure whether eating global meant a walk or short drive versus a day trip across town.
https://www.trulia.com/blog/trends/diverse-dining/

If anything, it may just be a penalty from Houston's large land area + population. The methodology is also inconsistent when it comes to specificity vs integration on various aspects.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Really hard to beat the Texas cities if we're talking food.
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